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“Amazing find!”
Review of The Joy of Taste - CLOSED

The Joy of Taste
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing find!”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Me and my husband were on our honeymoon and staying at the opposite end of Loch Ness. We wanted to go somewhere special for our Anniversary (which also falls on my husbands birthday). Having found our planned destination in Dores to be fully booked we decided it made more sense to drive on to Inverness than to go back. We spent a while looking around Inverness for somewhere special and found everything fully booked so the night was looking like a write off.
We found The Joy of Taste, which didn't look like much but the 3 course meal was fairly cheap and by this point we just wanted somewhere that actually had a table free!
Could not have been more happy with the restaurant. They moved us to a much nicer table before the drinks had even arrived, which was really lovely. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere cosy and busy. The food was amazing! Cant believe how cheap it was for a 3 course meal of amazing quality. We normally only ever get one course when eating out but we really couldn't resist. Portion sizes were perfect and the chocolate espresso-caremel moose was the best dessert in the world. Staff were incredibly busy but this did not effect our night other than when waiting for the bill (and we only wanted that so they could let other people have our table as people kept getting turned away). Amazing place to go - wish we could have come a second night to try something else on the menu.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Debbie T
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Glasgow
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“interesting”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

My girlfriend and I spent sometime looking around the menus of other restaurants in the area and found them all strikingly similar and equally dull (steak pie, burgers, fish and chips, veggie lasagne). Then by chance stumbled upon The Joy of Taste and it immediately piqued my curiosity by far a more diverse and interesting menu than its neighbours.

Both the food and wine menus are small but broad ranging and what they lack in depth they more than make up for in quality. Every dish was cooked perfectly and the staff were excellent.

I will be eating here any time I'm in Inverness.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ForeverDeepBlue
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Inverness Scotland
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173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We visited for Lunch. The food was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The only downside was the service was a bit slow. It was not overly busy and we noticed that the staff were not clearing the tables promptly. We would have ordered a sweet course and coffee but were not offered any. A bit of a shame. The positive aspect which is the most important was the food.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Corran9
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Scotland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Top class food and atmosphere”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Eaten lunch here a few times with my wife and friends and the food is always good without being exceptional, finally got round to having dinner and WOW the place transforms...... the menu is not extensive (which i like, very much of the opinion that you are better doing 10 dished brilliantly than 50 dishes poorly!) the ambience is friendly and informal. The food was outstanding, the Lamb maincourse is exquisite as was my wifes steak, never had wine but the selection is good and looks good value, if i were to describe the food in a sentence i would say, fine dining standard with a little bit more on the plate.

Definitely in my top 3 places to eat in Inverness

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank gmw1981
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San Ramon, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Value - Very Good Menu”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Joy of Taste was an excellent value. Complete meals for less than 20£. The serving staff is all volunteer. They work for tips and end of the year bonus depending on the profits of the restaurant. My wife and I both had the "Scottish Griddled Sirloin Steak". It was cooked just right. very tasty. Get there early - the tables were all taken by 7:15pm on a Sunday night.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank SPerkins75
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